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Honduran National Sentenced for Illegal Reentry After Deportation

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Massachusetts
Defendant previously deported three times

BOSTON – A Honduran national was sentenced today in federal court in Boston for illegally reentering the United States after being deported.


Elpi Diaz-Ramos, 27, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge F. Dennis Saylor IV to 21 months in prison to be served consecutive with a state prison term that he is currently serving, and one year of supervised release. Diaz-Ramos will face deportation proceedings upon completion of his sentence. In June 2017, Diaz-Ramos pleaded guilty to one count of illegal reentry of a deported alien.


Diaz-Ramos had previously been deported in December 2008, April 2009 and September 2010. At some point, Diaz-Ramos returned to the United States and in 2016 he was convicted in Suffolk Superior Court of aggravated assault and battery with a dangerous weapon and sentenced to 5-7 years in state prison.


Acting United States Attorney William D. Weinreb and Matthew Etre, Special Agent in Charge of Homeland Security Investigations in Boston, made the announcement. Assistant U.S. Attorney Kenneth G. Shine of Weinreb’s Major Crimes Unit prosecuted the case.

Updated September 8, 2017